Call for Papers: ESIL IG Law of the Sea - Global Commons and Values in Oceans: What should be the role of the New Implementing Agreement under UNCLOS?

Call for Papers: ESIL IG Law of the Sea

On the occasion of the 13th ESIL Conference in Naples, the ESIL IG Law of the Sea invites submissions for a pre-conference workshop on

Global Commons and Values in Oceans: What should be the role of the New Implementing Agreement under UNCLOS?

Date: 6 September 2017 - Venue: Naples

The 2017 Naples Conference seeks to explore how international law responds to global public goods, global commons and fundamental values.

Theme of the Workshop

The oceans include one of the largest global commons, the high seas, and are on a trajectory of significant degradation, as a result of overexploitation of marine resources and other human activities. This situation is also exacerbated by global climate change, which is exerting an increasingly negative influence on the sea. Moving the oceans from decline to recovery is a hugely complex problem involving a host of intersecting factors, including socioeconomic drivers, climate change and geopolitical issues. Law is not absent in this mixture; quite to the contrary, it is called to play a pivotal role in altering this trajectory and moving the regulatory agenda towards the sustainable use of the global goods and commons of the oceans.The oceans include one of the largest global commons, the high seas, and are on a trajectory of significant degradation, as a result of overexploitation of marine resources and other human activities. This situation is also exacerbated by global climate change, which is exerting an increasingly negative influence on the sea. Moving the oceans from decline to recovery is a hugely complex problem involving a host of intersecting factors, including socioeconomic drivers, climate change and geopolitical issues. Law is not absent in this mixture; quite to the contrary, it is called to play a pivotal role in altering this trajectory and moving the regulatory agenda towards the sustainable use of the global goods and commons of the oceans.

Application Process

Please submit an abstract in word of no more than 800 words to the workshop organizers, c/o Professor Maria Gavouneli: mgavoun@law.uoa.gr

The following information must be provided with each abstract:

 · The author’s name and affiliation;

 · The author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications;

 · The author’s contact details, including email address and phone number;

 · Whether the author is an ESIL member; and

 · Whether the abstract should be considered for the ESIL Young Scholar Prize.

Only one abstract per author will be considered.

Abstracts will be selected for inclusion in the IGLS workshop on the basis of their alignment with the panel description and objectives as well as the overall coherence of the panel.

Submissions in both English and French, the two official languages of the Society, are welcomed.

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS